Linda Lambeth

(1938 – 2019)

Linda Lambeth, staff worker of Madonna House,
died peacefully on Tuesday evening, October
15, in Our Lady of the Visitation, St. Mary’s,
Combermere, ON.
Linda, daughter of James Ernest Lambeth
and Viola Harriet Moore, was born in
Seattle, WA. She attended high school in
Seattle and Marylhurst College in Oregon.
She made her first promises to the
Community on 15 August 1960 and served in
Madonna House, Carriacou, West Indies and
Edmonton, Alberta, as well as in Combermere. Linda was
introduced to the work and vision of handicraft and the mission
shop by the foundress of the community, Catherine Doherty.
While in the West Indies, she helped initiate the Handicraft
Cooperative shop in Carriacou and after her return to Canada was
sent to the mission in Edmonton to expand the mission there into
the areas of handicraft and the mission shop.
She returned to Combermere to once again assume responsibility
for the growing mission shop there, and gradually moved into
the area of publications, spearheading the initiation of Madonna
House Publications. She also served as Director of Training for
nearly twenty years, helping to form new members in the spirit of
the Apostolate.
Linda was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her
brother, Dr. James Lambeth and his wife, Phoebe, of Hawaii; her
sister, Janice Fallon and her husband, Dave; nieces Michelle and
Kimberly and nephews Jim, Eric, and Philip.
Wake services for Linda will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at
2-4pm and 7-9pm Madonna House St. Mary’s Chapel. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11am
at St. Mary’s Chapel with internment at the Madonna House
cemetery. A reception will follow.
The Madonna House community would like to express their deep
gratitude for the loving care and dedicated service extended to
Linda Lambeth over a lengthy time by Dr. Ray Dawes and his
staff; the caregivers at Our Lady of the Visitation; the Bayshore
nurses and PSWs; and Carepartners PSWs.

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